Jay Lethal reaches a ROH milestone

Feb 4, 2019 - by Steve Gerweck

Twenty-four men have held the ROH World Title, including some of the biggest stars in the industry. Today, Jay Lethal officially moved into the top spot on the list.

Lethal, who is in his second reign as ROH World Champion, has held the title for a combined 646 days, moving him past Samoa Joe — who held the championship for 645 consecutive days in 2003-2004 — for most days as ROH World Champion.

When asked about surpassing Joe, who was a mentor to him, Lethal showed the humility one has come to expect from him.

“Having the most combined days as champion doesn’t mean I have surpassed Samoa Joe; it just solidified my name next to his in the history book,” Lethal said. “I’m not sure anyone will ever beat Joe’s record for one title reign. I needed two title reigns to do it.”

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